If you're trying to cut back on your alcohol consumption, it's important to be aware of when and how much you're drinking. Track how many drinks you have each day, and make note of the circumstances surrounding your drinking.

Are you drinking with friends? At a party? When you're stressed out? This awareness will help you identify patterns and triggers, and come up with strategies for cutting back. For example, if you find that you drink more when you're out with friends, plan to cut back on nights out, or make an effort to drink only non-alcoholic beverages.

If you drink in response to stress, try to find other ways to relax and de-stress. Awareness is the first step to breaking bad habits, so start tracking today.

Track your drinks to change your relationship with alcohol

For many people, alcohol is a central part of social gatherings and relaxation. If you're concerned about your alcohol consumption, keeping track of your drinking can help you cut back. There are a number of ways to do this, including recording how much you drink in a journal or setting limits for yourself in advance. Tracking your alcohol intake can also help you be more mindful of your drinking habits and make it easier to cut back if needed. If you're looking to change your relationship with alcohol, keeping track of your drinking is a good place to start.

Compare your average intake to the recommended amount

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, heavy drinking is defined as more than four drinks in a single day for men, and more than three drinks in a single day for women. If you find that you are regularly exceeding this amount, it may be time to cut back on your drinking.

One way to start is by keeping track of your drinking for a week. Use the Reframe App to track how many drinks you have each day, and which types of alcohol you consume. At the end of the week, look at your records and see if there are any patterns.

Notice any patterns in your drinking

Are you more likely to drink heavily on weekends? Do you tend to drink more when you're out with friends? After you've identified your trigger situations, you can start to cut back. For example, if you know you always drink too much when you're socializing, try setting a limit for yourself before you go out. Or if you find that you always drink more on weekends, cut back during the week so that you have some room to indulge on Saturday and Sunday.

Drinking less alcohol can be challenging, but it's important to remember that you're in control. Start by taking stock of your current drinking habits, and then make a plan to cut back. With a little effort, you can develop a healthier relationship with alcohol.

Find healthier ways to cope with stress and anxiety that don't involve alcohol

If you're trying to cut back on drinking, it's important to find activities that you actually enjoy doing. This will help you stay motivated and distracted from thoughts of alcohol. Consider what you liked to do when you were in middle school or high school. This can provide clues to what you’ll like doing without drinking.

Think about which kinds of activities make you feel good now. This could be anything from spending time outdoors to listening to music. Don't be afraid to try something new. You may find that you enjoy activities that you never would have considered before. By keeping these things in mind, you can find activities that you actually enjoy doing and stick to your goal of drinking less alcohol.

If you're looking to cut back on your drinking, the Reframe app can help. With quick and easy daily activities, Reframe is designed to help you become more aware of your drinking habits and make small changes that can lead to cutting back overall.